The Boccia Programme is open to all centres who cater for people with disabilities in Westmeath. The programme is delivered within each centre and involves staff being trained in a new activity and provides service users with the opportunity to participate in a new sport at recreational and competitive level.
Each service provider most commit to having a minimum of two staff trained in the activity and also has to appoint a Boccia Co-ordinator.
On completion of the programme, each centre receives a grant to put towards the purchase of a Boccia Set. The set has to be used on a weekly basis, and included in the timetable of the centre.
A Boccia League was developed for National Learning Network/Rehab Care Centres in Westmeath and Offaly and implemented by the Sports Inclusion Disability Officers of Westmeath/Offaly Sports Partnership.
This provided each centre with the opportunity to compete against other teams within Westmeath and Offaly. The league is run on a round robin system, allowing each team to accumulate points and hopefully make it to the finals. Over 100 participants participated in the league every year.